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Naxos and Mykonos

Beaches Beaches everywhere

sunny 75 °F

Our second full day in Naxos included a trip to the southern most beaches of the Pyrgaki aka the windless beach. We're not sure why they call it the windless beach since it was in fact, very very windy. We got duned! In other words, 4 days later we're still finding sand...Megan in particular finds a nice pile on her pillow every morning. We were nearly stranded between Pyrgaki and Naxos when our quad back decided to die. It shut off completely a few times but managed to sputter slowly the rest of the approximate 15 kilometers back to Tony. Tony promised us a free quad back rental next season in Naxos...we will hold him to his word.

For dinner we decided to return to our favorite spot, Trata Bar and Restaurant, overlooking the St. George's Beach. We witnessed yet another amazing sunset while eating lovely food and drinking mediocre but cheap wine (2.50 Euro for the biggest glass you've ever seen!)

Our waitress offered us some free Baby Guiness shots and we became quick friends. Her name is Marja and she is from Estonia but lives in Dublin and is in Greece for the island season. She brought us 2-3 more shots over the evening and we thank her kindly! Marja, if you ever need a place to stay in the US, you know who to call!!

We also had our first cigarettes due to European persuasion...yuck! The evening was low key, full of chocolatey goodness and Zac Efron, yum.

The next morning, we ran along the windy beach before boarding our third ferry to Mykonos. Mykonos=cool. We didn't see much of the island, save the town and San Stefanos beach, but it was pretty glorious. See photos. Clearly the highlight of Mykonos was Megan's engagement. Read below!

The Greek Islands...total hit, loved it, all should go!


Killing time before the ferry...w/ our backy packies on!


The streets in Mykonos are small and windy to confuse pirates! Seriously, we read it in a book.


A nice French couple took our pictures in front of the windmills.


Lunch on the beach.




Posted by erincadden 11:00 Archived in Greece

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Is Cadden jumping or standing on something? what the mother is going on in that picture?

Anyway, Europe is so close I can taste it. tastes like...brownies. yum. The more posts I read the more pumped I get so keep them coming!!

Seriously, anything you guys need me to bring that you are missing terribly from "the states"? LMK!

xoxo-kitty kaaatt

by Kat

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